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Orange Chocolate Chip Mandelbrot

by Shoshana on April 8, 2014 · 1 comment

Mandelbrot (or mandelbread as we call them) have a special place in our family’s heart. Mandelbrot are basically the Jewish version of biscotti. They are a similar twice baked cookie, but they have a bit of a softer texture than the Italian version because they have more fat in them. My husband’s grandmother was known […]

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Grain-Free Hamentashen

by Shoshana on March 7, 2014 · 5 comments

Holidays are a time where we all tend to let loose a little. Especially when it comes to food. It is a good excuse to have that one extra cookie or an extra serving of cake. I believe there is nothing wrong with occasionally overindulging on special occasion. The traditional foods we associate with each […]

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Lemon Poppyseed Hamentashen

by Shoshana on February 28, 2014 · 8 comments

My oldest son is a great help when I am trying to brainstorm fun ideas for new recipes. He has a great sense of flavors and isn’t shy about asking for crazy or over the top combinations. When I asked him what flavor hamentashen I should make this year his answer was a resounding “poppy”. […]

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Ginger Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

by Shoshana on December 12, 2013 · 8 comments

Since December seems to be cookie month across the blogsphere, not that I am complaining, I  wanted to get in on the fun by posting some of my favorite cookie recipes. As a food blogger I am constantly experimenting with new recipes but I have to admit sometimes it is nice and comforting to just […]

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Hot Tamale Snickerdoodles

by Shoshana on November 12, 2013 · 7 comments

In keeping with my assertion that fall is the perfect season to enjoy cinnamon flavored treats I wanted to share another cinnamon dessert to enjoy throughout these fall months. Snickerdoodles are one of my favorite cookies. They are perfect eaten by themselves, but are even better when paired with a nice mug of apple cider […]

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Fun with Mike and Ikes

by Shoshana on October 2, 2013 · 4 comments

Now that the fall holidays are over and the baby is almost two months old (when did that happen!) I am hoping to carve out a bit more time for blogging again. Since time is a bit on the short side these days I wanted to jump back into the swing of things with some […]

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Filled Hamentashen

by Shoshana on February 21, 2013 · 12 comments

Sometimes I get a recipe idea in my head and I just can’t let it go until I get it right. That is what happened with these hamentashen. I was trying to think of new creative hamentashen ideas to post this year and the first thing that popped into my mind was “chocolate chip cookie […]

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Pecan Pie Hamentashen

by Shoshana on February 14, 2013 · 12 comments

Pecan Pie is one of my favorite desserts. I love the sweet buttery custard and the crunch of the pecans offset by a perfectly flaky crust. In fact I love all forms of sticky pecan desserts. Pecan bars, pecan tarts, sticky bun french toast, the sweet sugar and crunch nuts get me every time. That […]

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Gelt Filled Peanut Butter Cookies Version 2.0

by Shoshana on December 16, 2012 · 12 comments

If you are anything like me every year when Chanukkah is over I find myself with a big box of leftover gelt. I always think we will need more gelt than we end up using, and, not wanting to run out, I stock up before Hanukkah. Once the holiday is over the gelt loses its […]

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Dreidel Cookies with a Surprise

by Shoshana on December 6, 2012 · 11 comments

I like to push the envelope a bit with my desserts. The classics are delicious, and it is important to have good recipes for all the basics, but sometimes it is fun to push the desserts a bit further. That is exactly what I did with these cookies. Dreidel sugar cookies would be a welcome […]

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Gingerbread Dreidels

by Shoshana on November 28, 2012 · 7 comments

Now that Thanksgiving has passed I can fully embrace the flavors of the Christmas season. Now I know I am a nice Jewish girl who has no business looking forward to Christmas songs playing on the radio, but I do. And it is all because of the desserts. See here is the thing. Many of […]

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